Cambridge Early Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Gawain Glenton as its new Renaissance Summer School Director.
Gawain is a specialist cornetto player whose work as a soloist and an ensemble musician takes him all over the world. He performs and records with many leading international groups and directors, such as Il Giardino Armonico, Concerto Palatino, l’Arpeggiata, Les Talens Lyriques, Concerto Italiano, I Fagiolini and The Taverner Consort. Gawain is a co-director of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, with whom he has recorded several acclaimed CDs. These include ‘The Spy’s Choirbook’ with Alamire (winner of the 2015 Gramophone Award for Early Music), The Taverner Consort’s recording of the Western Wind Mass (winner of the 2016 Gramophone Award for Early Music), and ‘Monteverdi: The Other Vespers’ with I Fagiolini (Decca Classics, 2017).
Now based in the UK, Gawain spent several years in Basel studying with Bruce Dickey at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. As a result of these years abroad, Gawain is closely involved with many ‘next generation’ ensembles, such as Ensemble Leones and the Basel-based I Fedeli. In 2016 Gawain launched his new ensemble In Echo. Its debut CD, Music in a Cold Climate: Sounds of Hansa Europe, was released in January 2018 by Delphian Records to widespread acclaim.